GETTIN' TO KNOW CYO: BEN POE

Senior Ben Poe would trade his trumpet for a cello if he played a string instrument, can't get enough of Magic Kingdom and says the smartest member of his family has got to be his brother, Eric, who he sang with at our Graham Nash concert. Get to know Ben by checking out his interview and giving his playlist a spin!

BEN POE / SENIOR / FIVE YEAR MEMBER

Who is your hero?

Tommy Shaw and Joe Miller.

Describe to me how you'd spend the perfect day.

All day at Magic Kingdom.  Finish it off with Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios 

What's one country you'd like to visit?

France.

How was it to sing with Graham Nash?

Unbelievable in every way you can imagine. To be on stage with such a legendary figure and to sing along side with him with my brother. The level of trust and intensity and euphoria I experienced is completely indescribable.

What was your favorite book when you were a little kid?

The Diggingest Dog by Dr. Seuss.

If you played a string instrument, what would it be?

Totally cello. They're so badass.

What song would you say best sums you up?

"My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

What has been one of the greatest lessons you've learned from playing in CYO?

Bring the energy. Be the energy. Every. Single. Day.

Who is the smartest person in your family?

I gotta go Eric.  He learns things so fast and he doesn't even try.  He puts his mind to something for minutes and gets it faster than I can in hours.  Just not fair.

Check out Ben's eclectic taste in tunes here: